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Thirsty Whale

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
+1 715-356-7108
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Bloomington, Illinois
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

quick and accurate service, always there with a cold beer. the chili was good, others liked the wisconsin burger. had a large game room for the kids to entertain themselves

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Thank jerome o
Naperville, Illinois
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We had 13 in our party and they were very accommodating. Nice view of frozen lake. Food was very good, and we had a variety of the menu. Service was good and friendly. Looks like they just renovated.

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Thank chimod19
Woodruff, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Located on the shore of Lake Minocqua. Friendly staff, nice menu, great food. Parking can be a problem during the summer.

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Thank SageSammy
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We always make a point of stopping at the Thirsty Whale when in Minocqua. It's a fun bar, good food, and friendly staff.

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Thank jdlakeshore
Little Rock
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to just go to hang out. It is right on the lake and in nice weather, you can sit outside. Service was friendly and good. The fish sandwiches were huge. There is a good selection of drinks.

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Thank nj50
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We just randomly found this place and it was a good find! There's so much history in the bar and our bartender Christie was amazing! We will definitely be back.

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Thank Evee028812
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Great food good service! We were greeted as soon as we came in the door. We sat in the dining room the view is gorgeous even though it was raining.

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Thank Shill2
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome bucket drinks! Good meals at reasonable prices. Loved being right on the water, watch the water shows on the outside deck. Very nice experience. Friendly staff.

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Thank Tim S
Mercer, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the Whale with a group of friends, my buddy bought a round of drink chips, when I went to redeem my chip the rude bartender told me I owed him $5, I'm like WHAAAAT, he told m the chip was for a rail drink, I was drinking Jack, I asked him how much a Jack and Coke... More 

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Thank Mercermayor
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

The view with being right on the water is wonderful. Bloody Mary's are off the beverage gun, a disappointment for people who enjoy a really good bloody. They do give a basket of drink condiments to try and spice it up, if that tells you anything. Food is basic bar food, nothing fancy but nothing wrong with it. Big place,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-7108

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?